UCSC Contacts Parents in Attempt To Curb Festival
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UCSC Contacts Parents in Attempt To Curb Festival
Posted by CN Staff on April 07, 2009 at 05:53:54 PT
By Genevieve Bookwalter, Sentinel Staff Writer
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz, CA -- Campus leaders are reaching out to parents of first-year students in an effort to curb the annual unsanctioned April 20 "4/20" marijuana festival this year.According to a recently-sent e-mail from Felicia McGinty, vice-chancellor of student affairs, delivered to inboxes of UC Santa Cruz freshman parents, "I encourage you to talk with your student about his or her plans for 4/20.
Ask direct questions about the choices they make and express your expectations regarding marijuana, alcohol or other drug use. Although students may not initiate discussion on this topic, your opinions and expectations can influence their behavior."The letter also details plans to ban overnight guests on campus from Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 20 - the day that the impromptu event annually attracts thousands to Porter Meadow at 4:20 p.m. to eat, inhale or otherwise consume copious amounts of cannabis. In past years, a gray haze quickly formed over the meadow as thousands of revelers lit up and continued smoking throughout the late afternoon. While many of those participating are UCSC students, many, campus leaders have said, are not.To further discourage the event, the letter said, UCSC will limit bus service to campus, tow illegally parked cars and further discourage those not affiliated with the university from showing up. Last year, neither parking tickets nor barricades across campus entrances could stop those who wanted to join the celebration.In her e-mail, McGinty wrote: "While similar '4/20 celebrations' occur simultaneously on college campuses across the United States, over the past four years the event here at UCSC has grown in numbers, with many of the participants being visitors with no investment in our UCSC community. The growth in scale of this activity has become a concern for both the University and surrounding community."See e-mail to parents: Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA)Author: Genevieve Bookwalter, Sentinel Staff WriterPublished: April 6, 2009Copyright: 2009 Santa Cruz SentinelContact: editorial santa-cruz.comURL: -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #4 posted by BGreen on April 07, 2009 at 22:29:14 PT
Anyone wanna bet?
My money is on this being the largest 4/20 celebration UCSC has ever seen.Heck, I'll bet there will even be some of the parents joining in the celebration this year who learned about it from the email. :)The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on April 07, 2009 at 22:17:06 PT
This Is Not an April Fools Joke
CN ON: Rename Highway 420, Niagara This Week, (01 Apr 2009) concerned prohibitionists are spreading this kind of intolerance wherever they can."Stand up for your rights!"
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Comment #2 posted by Vincent on April 07, 2009 at 08:29:18 PT:
Anti-drug front
As I wrote in my posting re: Gov. Granholm--why must these people pretend to be tough on marijuana, just to please prohibitionists? Face it, as for herb and many other issues, there is just nothing a liberal will ever do that can please these misanthropes.
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Comment #1 posted by CanadianGanjaman on April 07, 2009 at 06:47:31 PT
You know the worlds comin to an end when people fear the harmless eh? HaHa spread your lies media.
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